After I cleaned out Google Reader of dead feeds of sites that I no longer followed or have not been updated/deleted; I noticed an improved loading time. Which I might have mentions in that post. Though, I don’t know if there’s a page to send suggestions and what not to Google for improvements to Google Reader. There is one thing I like to see added is to select multiple feeds at the same time and do a mass edit. I thought of like 5 to 10 feeds at a time, to un-subscribe from them or move to a common folder to remove at a later date.
Though if there’s a way to do a mass edit within Google Reader; would be nice its a wishful thinking type of product that would’ve helped. Or if there’s a program of some kind that would check if there are dead link’s in your Google Reader or in other RSS reader programs out there. If I was able to build something like I would have done it. Though I just don’t have the know how or knowledge to do that sort of thing.
later for now
Tonight I finally went through Google Reader and cleared out a lot of dead feeds from sites that I don’t follow or not being updated at all. Though, I followed site that got deleted down over the years. Could have done this age’s ago but didn’t; its one of those things I kept putting it off for one reason or another. I’m just glad that I finally did it.
The amount of feeds that I had ware too much to go through, and since the beginning of the year I’ve gone through less and less of the feeds that I had. I guess that I had about 400 feeds in Google Reader, and now I have 331 feeds in Google Reader. Granted that’s still a lot of feeds to follow. These feeds are from the more active sites that I’ve followed since I imported my feed list from Bloglines which I don’t use anymore.
The sites that I’ve kept in Google Reader are news site, web development site and a couple personal sites.
Some of the sites that I’ve followed had not been updated since 2005 and 2006; others in 2009 and 2010. I know that things change and people don’t blog anymore. I know that I don’t posted as much as I did in the past, either on here or on my self hosted blog which I shut down in October 2011. I may put up another site with a different site address at some point in the near future. I’m looking for another domain name to buy. The one’s that I thought of haven been bought and / or in use. More on this later.
It’s probably going be a while before I would add more rss feeds to Google Reader any time soon. If I do, sites that I would follow would be like web development sites when I go looking for them.
For those who are following this blog using the regular feed located at myjournal.peterlbrett.com/index.php/feed/, I found a plugin (located here) that would forward that feed to my Feedburner feed. i found this plugin when I added a Feedburner feed for the comments for this blog.
I’ve also been having trouble with servers since late Wednesday so the site was slow while using Firefox 2. But don’t know if anyone else was having trouble loading the site with other browsers.
bye for now…
Don’t know why but recently I just want to write of using the web and the internet in general. What I mean is that the internet really no longer holds its appeal to me, or it doesn’t feel like “new.” Granted all I do now is to check email, use bloglines, Google Reader, and visit a couple other websites – including my own site.
Though for the last 2 1/2 to 3 years or so I’ve been using Bloglines which has been great to organize and centralize the things that I like to read the most. Such as entertainment news or follow tech sites. Although I have been using a new computer for the last year – which I use mainly for school work, and in part to work on my website which I haven’t updated that much recently which I should do soon.
I’m getting off track – sort of. It just seems like that I don’t want to have much to do with the web anymore – well not as much as I did like about 10 years ago when I started using the web and the internet.
One thing that I’ve been doing less and less is blogging and I think the problems is that what I want to say and it doesn’t come out right or just unable to put things into words.
bye for now…
I’ve been using Bloglines for a couple of years and use to it in regrades to its interface and the way it works. Though with Google Reader I’ve been using it for a much shorter time and have had 2 feeds in it. Tonight I imported the feeds that I have in Bloglines into Google Reader, which was an easy thing to do. Let me say that its going to take some time on using the service from Google and the way it marks the items in the feed as read items.
Though I’ve tried the Bloglines Beta a couple of times but not enough to comment on it. Though its an improvement of the current version of Bloglines. Though I may switch over to Google Reader for a bit of time to see how it goes.
bye for now.